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Here you will find our regularly published findings, stories, reports, and videos about our work in Education, Workforce, and Wellbeing. Search for content by using the filters below or by using the keyword search field. 

Do you have a story about our work or impact that you want to share? We'd love to hear from you. Email us at info@eoco.org and we'll be in touch.

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Q+A with Lindsey Holderfield

Beth McConkey, EO’s VP of Marketing and Communications, sat down with Lindsey Holderfield, Director of Employer Services, to learn more about the Shared Service Alliance,...

April 05, 2024

Press Releases

For Immediate Release: The United Way of Southwest Virginia Announces Shift in Program Delivery

Abingdon, VA (February 20, 2024) - After extensive consideration and in response to the tremendous growth of programs, the United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSWVA)...

February 20, 2024

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Anne and Gene Worrell Foundation Commits $1.5 Million to Regional Workforce and Childcare Hub

Abingdon, VA (December 11, 2023) - United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSWVA) is excited to announce a funding commitment of $1.5 million from the Anne...

December 12, 2023

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Former Kmart building in Abingdon to transform into regional workforce and child development hub

ABINGDON, Va. (WCYB) — The former Kmart building in Abingdon is set to have a new life - fulfilling several needs in the Southwest Virginia...

October 26, 2023

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Youngkin praises collaboration on workforce development project

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) — Gov. Glenn Youngkin celebrated the groundbreaking for a unique workforce development facility in Abingdon. Housed in a former Kmart, leaders say the...

October 26, 2023

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Hub ushering in a new era: Youngkin, others praise child care/workforce hub project

ABINGDON, Va. – Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Thursday praised efforts to create a $25 million regional child care and workforce development hub as something...

October 26, 2023

Press Releases

United Way of Southwest Virginia Announces New Staff Roles for the New River Valley

Christiansburg, VA (September 26, 2023) - United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSWVA) continues to invest in people and resources to support communities in the New...

September 26, 2023

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